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10 Step Ride Checklist

 

 

 

Pre Ride Checklist

  1. Pressurize Tires
  2. Wheels Centred
  3. Quick Releases Locked
  4. Spin Your Wheels
  5. Saddle Tight and Straight
  6. Rear Derailleur Straight
  7. Accessories Secure and Aligned
  8. Drop Test
  9. Test Brakes and Gears
  10. Take Off

 

Post Ride Checklist

  1. Clean off dirt and wipe down.
  2. Visual test. (paint chips, broken or loose parts)
  3. Spin Your Wheels and check for:
    1. Warps
    2. Bearing noise.
    3. Brake pad wear and alignment
    4. Tire wear and damage.
  4. Check rotating parts for play:
    1. Hubs
    2. Cassette
    3. Pedals
    4. Bottom Bracket
    5. Head
  5. Check suspension if applicable.
  6. Check Cables.
  7. Lube Chain.
  8. Drop Test.
  9. Repair or make notes of problems.
  10. Replace consumables  (patches, tubes, CO2, band-aids)

PRINTABLE VERSION HERE: PRERIDE/POSTRIDE CHECKLIST

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Basil’s Loop

BasilsLoop_routeBasil’s Loop
Location: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Route Type: bike ride
Distance: 91.60 km.

Basil’s favourite series of loops.

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Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail Route
Cabot Trail Route

Location: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Distance: 294.89 km

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Cape Breton Monster Bike Tour

If you have the time and the will, here is a map of the most epic Cape Breton Tour imaginable. More than 1,000 kilometers of tarmac and over 10,000 meters of climbing (and descending) some of the best scenery on the planet. Ocean views, inland wilderness, lakeside vistas. Practically no backtracking and the barest minimum of Trans Canada Highway. This is The Cape Breton Monster Bike Tour:

 

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Fleur de Lis Century

FleurDeLis_routeFleur de Lis Century Loop
Location: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Route Type: bike ride
Distance: 281.07 km.

Century bike ride around the Fleur de Lis trail, via Route 4 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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Georges River

GeorgesRiver_routeGeorges River Loop
Location: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Route Type: bike ride
Distance: 133.67 km.

Nice shoreline ride with a little mountain thrown in.

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Iona

Iona_routeIona Loop
Location: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Route Type: bike ride
Distance: 185.53 km
100+ km loop from SuperStore in Sydney River, through Eskasoni to Iona and back through Beaver Cove.

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Main-à-Dieu

MainADieu_routeMain-à-Dieu Loop
Location: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Route Type: bike ride
Distance: 88.29 km
Starting at Mullins Mini Mart on Route 22. Across Hornes Rd to Mira Gut. Follow the Fleur de Lis trail through Main-a-Dieu to Louisbourg and back. Finish off with a great little lunch or snack at Mullins Mini Mart.